Advice and Resources for MBA Applicants: Top School Strategies, Essays and Interviews

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About Vince


  • Since 2002, I have helped over 500 applicants get admitted to every top graduate and MBA program in the world

  • Based in San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan, I support client around the world as they apply to top MBA and graduate programs

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Vince Ricci

MBA and Graduate Admissions Counselor —

Over ten years of top MBA admissions results

Update - 20 Sep 2014

Latest posts

What matters most to Stanford GSB MBA Class of 2017 ▸ Admissions Essay Tips

How to prepare for your Columbia Business School MBA admissions interview

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Wharton MBA Class of 2017 Admissions Essays ▸ questions behind the questions

How can you contribute to our school?

How to impress admissions officers, alumni and current students at MBA program info sessions and campus visits

Kellogg MBA Essay Questions behind the Questions - Class of 2017 applicants (starting 2015)

The ding thing: how to reapply to an MBA program

Outline your essays before writing a full draft

London Business School MBA Class of 2017 Essay Tips

MIT Sloan MBA Essays: The Questions behind the Questions

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2017 (2015 start) Admissions Essays and Recommendations: Questions behind the Questions

Columbia Business School Admissions Tips





Vince's clients
admitted since 2008
Kellogg  22
Stanford 1
Stanford MSx (EMBA)  1
Tuck  8
Wharton  20

+7 Fulbright Scholars

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"You encouraged me to be genuine, and helped me find the right, true stories that captured who I am. In this way, you offer applicants not only an effective admissions advisory, but also a unique journey of self discovery and empowering dreams."

Havard Business School Class of 2015, with Fulbright Scholarship (also admitted Stanford GSB)


"First, you limit the number of your clients so that you can maintain the high quality of your services while many other MBA consultants accept clients almost beyond their capacity. Second, you are really great 'catalyst.' Each question you asked me made me think and thus deepened my stories. Thanks to you, I was able to come up with excellent ideas that I could never come up with alone."

Kellogg Class of 2015 (also admitted Berkeley Haas)


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